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Urgent action needed to protect wildlife as global populations halve in 40 years

29 September 2014

Global wildlife populations have halved in just 40 years, as recorded by WWF's WWF's Living Planet Report 2014 and measured by the Living Planet Index. Wildlife's continued decline highlights the urgent need for sustainable solutions to humanity’s increasing demand on our natural resources, according to the report released today. Read Urgent action needed to protect wildlife as global populations halve in 40 years

Major British businesses join with WWF to tackle forest destruction

26 September 2014

British businesses from the high street and timber, construction, publishing, DIY and grocery industries are among the first UK firms committing to responsible forest trade to help end deforestation around the world with a shift to 100% sustainable timber and wood products by 2020. Read Major British businesses join with WWF to tackle forest destruction

WWF response to David Cameron’s speech to the UN Climate Summit

24 September 2014

WWF-UK’s Chief Executive David Nussbaum who is attending the UN Climate Summit said: Read WWF response to David Cameron’s speech to the UN Climate Summit

SEA ICE CONTINUES LONG TERM DECLINE

23 September 2014

As leading scientists meet at the Royal Society in London to discuss the evidence for and global impacts of sea ice decline, Arctic summer sea ice is reported to have reached its sixth lowest level since satellite records began.  Read SEA ICE CONTINUES LONG TERM DECLINE

First ever trans-boundary tiger survey between India and Nepal

18 September 2014

The governments of Nepal and India have released the results of their first ever trans-boundary tiger survey.  Carried out between November 2012 and June 2013, the survey covered an area of around 5300 km2 and documents the movement of tigers between forests in India and Nepal based on camera trap data.  A total of 239 individual adult tigers were identified from camera trap photos. This survey highlighted the importance of the protected areas and the connecting habitat corridors for tigers, and identifies key interventions needed to secure the future of tigers in this landscape.  Read First ever trans-boundary tiger survey between India and Nepal

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Groups with 11m supporters call on David Cameron to lead at UN Climate Summit

16 September 2014

The UK’s leading environmental and development groups have been joined by the IKEA Group, the National Trust, Unilever and the Women’s Institute in calling on David Cameron to speak out at the UN Climate Summit in New York next Tuesday.  Read Groups with 11m supporters call on David Cameron to lead at UN Climate Summit

WWF welcomes today’s report from the Environmental Audit

16 September 2014

WWF welcomes today’s report from the Environmental Audit Committee on the Environmental Scorecard for this Government and in particular the call from the Committee for an ‘Office for Environmental Responsibility’. Read WWF welcomes today’s report from the Environmental Audit

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IWC governments to decide future of scientific whaling

16 September 2014

Portoroz, Slovenia, 15 September 2014 – The 89 member countries of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) this week are expected to debate measures to tighten a treaty loophole that has allowed the killing of more than 10,000 whales under the banner of scientific research. The likely-fractious discussions come after a judgment by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in March that declared Japan’s “scientific whaling” programme to be nothing more than a thinly-veiled commercial hunt.  Read IWC governments to decide future of scientific whaling

UNITED IN MANIFESTO ASK FOR UK SEAS

15 September 2014

As the Government’s response to the Environmental Audit Select Committee’s Marine Protected Area inquiry is published today, 19 organisations have come together on the actions needed to help UK seas recover. Read UNITED IN MANIFESTO ASK FOR UK SEAS

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Governments review progress four years into historic tiger goal

12 September 2014

September 10th, Kuala Lumpur:   Senior government officials from the 13 tiger range countries (TRC) will meet in Dhaka, Bangladesh from 13-16 September 2014, to review progress towards their joint goal to double the number of wild tigers by 2022, known as Tx2.  Read Governments review progress four years into historic tiger goal

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